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Under the Counter

Describing an illegal payment for a good or service. An under the counter payment often involves paying more than a good's value as a form of bribery.
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HI twice but t fir investigat illegal pay Sco amateur claim the Howev h proof th th c th Browne However, beaten semi-finalists Vale of Leven hired a private eye, who uncovered that the Edinburgh club had handed under-the-counter envelopes to their stars.
The new Kabinet-Mate, an under-the-counter clutter catcher, is a decorative basket mounted below ball bearing slide rails.
Mohammad Zahir, said they were not responsible for collecting under-the-counter drugs.
Hristo Stoichkov is among 11 former Parma football players under investigation by Italian prosecutors for allegedly accepting under-the-counter cash from the club's officials, which contributed to the defrauding of Parmalat, the corporation that owned the club, sports daily Gazzetta dello Sport said on February 28.
They are kept hidden from view and sold in under-the-counter deals.
Well my seed time was blackouts and air raid shelters, barrage balloons and the blitz, collecting shrapnel and playing in bombed out buildings, food shortages and ration books all the way to 1950 - even bread and potatoes on ration - clothing coupons and the black market, under-the-counter and the Spiv.
He drifted around the United Kingdom, becoming immersed in the world of under-the-counter child pornography.
George and Scotland, homeowners collected household organic waste in under-the-counter kitchen bins, deposited the waste in 50-litre green carts and rolled them to the side of the road for pick up.
He also warned that UEFA would be watching to ensure clubs could not get under-the-counter income boosts from huge sponsorship or stadium naming rights deals from companies associated with them, and would have to prove any deals were close to the market value.
The Division offers systems ranging from large, high-volume water and ice dispensers and under-the-counter systems, to countertop models and smaller, low-volume, water and ice dispensers.
BIG DEBATE: An open display of cigarettes that can be seen by the customer, top, and, below, under-the-counter cigarettes - these from Poland
David liked working there--not for the under-the-counter two-pounds-an-hour, or the satisfying foot-ache after a night on the restaurant floor; or even the free dinners and after-hours drinking led by Seamus, the mercurial proprietor.